Irish Private-Sector Credit (September 2018) – Household deposits hit new record-high of over €103bn

31 Oct 18
Irish Private-Sector Credit (September 2018) • Loans to households up 0.7% year-on-year • Net mortgage lending up €722m in the year • Household deposits up €633m in the month • Banks ...

Irish Monthly Unemployment (October 2018) – Jobless rate falls to 5.3%

31 Oct 18
Irish Monthly Unemployment (October 2018) • Seasonally-adjusted number of unemployed at 126,400, a monthly drop of 3,400 • Unemployment rate drops to 5.3%, lowest rate since February 2008 • Jobless rate ...

Economics: Strong growth continues in mortgage drawdown activity but slowdown evident in approvals

31 Oct 18
Economics: Strong growth continues in mortgage drawdown activity but slowdown evident in approvals New figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) this morning showed that 10,873 new mortgages to ...

Irish Retail Sales (September 2018) – Headline sales up 1.5% in the month and 6.5% in the year in volume terms

30 Oct 18
Irish Retail Sales (September 2018) • Headline sales up 1.5% in the month and 6.5% in the year in volume terms • Electrical Goods and Hardware, Paints & Glass post biggest ...

Merkel- The last hurrah

30 Oct 18
A more polarising era German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told leaders of her Christian Democrats (CDU) that she will not seek re-election as party chairwoman at a conference in early December. ...

US Economy – Trading on borrowed time

30 Oct 18
Hard habit to break The US economy grew at a 3.5% annualised rate in the third quarter of 2018, according to an initial estimate released by the Commerce Department on Friday, ...

Economics: Headline Irish retail sales forecast to have fallen month-on-month in September

30 Oct 18
Economics: Headline Irish retail sales forecast to have fallen month-on-month in September The domestic economic focus on Tuesday turns to the official retail sales data for September, which will be released ...

Economics: ECB sticks to stimulus exit plans despite darker outlook

26 Oct 18
Economics: ECB sticks to stimulus exit plans despite darker outlook The European Central Bank kept policy unchanged as expected on Thursday, staying on course to claw back unprecedented stimulus even as ...

Economics: Latest figures to show further growth in the number of trips by overseas residents to Ireland

25 Oct 18
Economics: Latest figures to show further growth in the number of trips by overseas residents to Ireland The domestic economic focus on Thursday turns to the tourism sector, and the number ...

Global Economy – Bad moon rising

24 Oct 18
Losing momentum The world economic outlook appears to be worsening, with a broad range of asset prices and real-time economic indicators pointing to either a slowdown in growth or an outright ...